How to Get Ahead in Advertising Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, John Shrapnel, Richard Wilson

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Second movie of British director Bruce Robinson, HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING has been theatrically released in 1988.
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Richard E. Grant is a successful advertising executive with a lovely wife, a large house and a demanding boss. After a non creative period, a strange boil appears on the side of his neck. Will he need a surgeon or a psychiatrist to get rid of it ?

A british social satire.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism! Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes because he/she is    -   mentally ill Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   businessman, corrupt/bad    -   businessman, big Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick    -   Mentally ill


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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